Hula in Hilo, 1914.


There will be first-class Hawaiian Hula which have never been seen before here in Hilo, being shown at the Waiakea Theater on the evening of this Saturday, June 6, at 7:30 P.M. One of the famous Hawaiian expert hula practitioners of Honolulu, Mrs. Hiaa, is the kumu of this hula troupe, along with her daughter, a girl that is skilled in the art; and she also has accepted two more girls from Waiakea.

And on this past Memorial Day [La Kaupua], they held a public show (called uniki or hu-e lepo perhaps in Hawaiian). According to those who were present on that day of the performance, it was the best that they had seen, and it was beautiful in all respects, with the elegant swaying of the hips of the Hawaiians. One of the most marvelous things and a reason for all of you fun-loving Hawaiians of the Kanilehua Rain to go and see them, is because they were trained until proficient in this skill right here in Hilo, and they can most definitely be compared to the troupes of the royal court of Honolulu who are continuously training.

And on that evening, you will hear the chanting of the name chant of Kalanianaole. Come down to witness for yourselves; just hearing about it is nothing. Entrance is $.25 and the upper level seats are $.50.

At the invitation of Waiakea Theater

Hilo, June 3, 1914.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 6/4/1914, p. 3)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 8, Helu 52, Aoao 3. Iune 4, 1914.

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